Friday, October 11, 2013  

50 Year Reunion of the 1963 and 1964 NCAA College Division National Championship Teams
Dear Western State 1963 and 1964 NCAA Championship Team Members,

Can you believe it?! A 50-Year REUNION!! The Western State Wrestling family, athletic department and alumni office would like to reunite the members of the 1963 and 1964 NCAA College Division National Championship teams for a 50-Year reunion.

The reunion will be in conjunction with the annual wrestling pre-season victory party/fund raiser and the 2013 Mountaineer Sports Hall of Fame weekend. Save the date and weekend of October 11-12, 2013. Because of you, the Western State Wrestling tradition is still strong and alive and we would love to get the championship teams back in Mountaineer Country to help the current Mountaineer Wrestling Team kick off this years’ season at a championship run.

Also, this weekend is our annual Mountaineer Sports Hall of Fame Banquet. On Friday night (the night before our pre-season victory party/fund raiser and your reunion), is the annual Mountaineer Sports Hall of Fame banquet. Two members of the Mountaineer Wrestling Family, Dave Vondy (1997-2002) and Ernie Jimenez (1986-1992), will be inducted along with the 1978 football team, the 2001 volleyball team and skier Jennings Cress (1962-66)

If you are interested in tickets to the Mountaineer Sports Hall of Fame banquet on Friday night as well, contact our athletic secretary, Loretta Szallar, at 970-943-2079. The tickets are $50 each. Please RSVP in advance (14 + days would be helpful).

Here is the Schedule:
Friday, October 11th, 2013
Mountaineer Sports Hall of Fame Banquet (Social is at 5:30 and Banquet start at 7:00pm)

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Tour new Field house – TBD (sometime before the team works out)
Mountaineer Wrestling team works out 11:00am – Paul Wright Gym
Pre-game Football Tailgate BBQ – Anytime from 11:00am-12:30pm
Home Football game. Western State Colorado University vs. NMHU at 1:00pm (Free ticket for you and one guest).
Mountaineer Wrestling pre-season victory party/fund raiser AND 1963/1964 Championship Teams Reunion. Social 6:30pm and Dinner 7:00pm Click here for more details

Sunday, October 13th, 2013….6:00am weigh-in. If you’re not on weight be prepared to workout…… so bring your wrestling shoes!?!?!

Mountaineer Athletic Association Corporate Hotel information:
If you want to make hotel reservations, please call our Mountaineer Athletic Association Corporate Partners:
The Water Wheel Inn 970.641.1650 (Rate $65)
Comfort Inn 970.642.1000 (Rate $75)
Holiday Inn Express 970.641.1288($99)
Island Acres Resort 970.641.1442 (10%OFF rate normally between $71-$81)
Three Rivers Resort (15%OFF).
Please ask the hotel for the '63/'64 Western Wrestling or Athletic rate.

Come enjoy what is sure to be a great time. Please let us know if we can help in any way or if you have any questions. The Mountaineer Wrestling Family and Western State is looking forward to seeing you this Fall!

Additional Information
Contact: Miles Van Hee
Phone: 970-943-2089

Contact Information:
Director: Taylre Derby 970.943.2029
Address: Alumni Relations, Aspinall-Wilson Center, 909 E Escalante Dr, Gunnison, CO 81230
General Email: